Jajpur, Dec 25 (LocalWire): The district administration demolished an illegal tar plant on government land at Balisahi Chhack within Jenapur police station in Jajpur district today.
The five-year-old tar plant was causing water and air pollution and residents had often protested against it.
‘The Jaga Balia tar plant led to intense public protests for the last five years. The tar plant violated the hazardous waste laws and was illegally-constructed on government land.
The plant was operating without obtaining any permission from Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) and district industry officer,’ said Narayan Chandra Dhal, sub-Collector of Jajpur.
‘We had issued an eviction notice to the owner of the plant in August but since he ignored the notice we demolished it with the help of police,’ added the officer.